Game of Mates: How favours bleed the nation

Making money by getting favourable land re-zoning decisions is just one example of the Game of Mates, a story about the massive concentration of wealth in Australia in recent decades and ways to control it. Many examples in this story come from Queensland where authors Dr Cameron Murray and Prof Paul Frijters have studied the […]

Objections to Springwood electorate boundaries

Proposed new electorate boundaries for the state seat of Springwood have proved unpopular with Redlands and Logan residents who say that their community connections have been ignored by the Queensland Redistribution Commission. Redlands residents living in Mt Cotton and Sheldon want to be included in a seat based on part of the Redland City local […]

Council refuses extension for chicken poo plant

Redland City Council meeting on 22 March The meeting was chaired by Deputy Mayor Wendy Boglary with Mayor Karen Williams absent, attending the SEQ Council of Mayors delegation in Canberra. Here are links to the meeting minutes and Council’s video recording of the meeting. Donald Simpson Community Centre Funding Agreement Early in the meeting there […]

Political donations and council election probes

Queensland’s anti-corruption fighter the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) is still investigating issues relating to the 2016 local government election held 12 months ago on 19 March 2016. The Gold Coast City Council was the initial focus of attention with a CCC inquiry announced on 5 September 2016 after 60 reports about political donations published […]

Chicken poo power on Council agenda

On Wednesday Redland City Council will consider yet another request for more time to develop a chicken poo fuelled power station next to Darwhalla’s Golden Cockerel abbatoir in Mt Cotton. The decade old application for a chicken poo incinerator at Mt Cotton was approved on appeal to the Land and Environment Court, the approval was […]

Council drags heels responding to Ombudsman

An investigation into Redland City Council’s unreasonable threat of defamation action against two city residents is yet to be resolved. The Ombudsman published The Redland City Council Defamation Report over two months ago, on 5 January 2017. Redland City Council’s Mayor, CEO and General Counsel were each given an opportunity to respond to the Ombudsman’s […]

City Plan approved with ‘surprise’ amendment

A raft of changes to the draft Redland City Plan were approved at a special meeting of Redland City Council on Tuesday 28 February. During the meeting Mayor Karen Williams talked often about the eighty twenty rule without ever explaining what it meant. Following a significant amendment which ensured that tree clearing in rural areas […]

Why rush to approve a half-baked city plan?

After months of post election wrangling over the proposed new Redlands Planning Scheme Mayor Karen Williams has ambushed councillors and the community by calling for the new City Plan to be approved at a short notice special meeting tomorrow. Councillors have indicated that they were expecting proposed amendments to the Draft City Plan 2015 at […]

Planning and Labor’s sins of omission

The sins of omission

The “Shaping SEQ” Regional Plan is a step back in time to when government in Queensland was old fashioned and if the media or anyone else asked awkward questions they were told “don’t you worry about that”. The Fitzgerald Inquiry helped to clean up government in Queensland. But time not only heals wounds, it also […]

The South East Queensland Regional Plan will be discussed at a seminar hosted by Redlands2030 and the Brisbane Region Environment Council.

  • Date:  25 February
  • Time:  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Venue:  Griffith University Ecocentre (see map)

The State Government is currently consulting on a new South East Queensland Regional Plan – Shaping SEQ.

The deadline for making submissions or comments about the draft Plan is 3 March 2017.

This seminar is an opportunity to learn more about the draft new Regional Plan.

Find out why community and environment groups are concerned about likely impacts of the proposed regional plan on south east Queensland residents and our environment.

Speakers will include:

  • Elizabeth Handley, Brisbane Residents United
  • Steve Macdonald, President of Redlands2030
  • Ted Fensom of Brisbane Region Environment Council

RSVP to tedfensom@gmail.com or ozbrec@gmail.com

More about the SEQ Regional Plan

 

23 February 2017

Date: February 25, 2017
Time: 09:00 a.m.
Event: SEQ Regional Plan - The Interface
Topic: SEQ Regional Plan
Public: Public

Treetop training centre on Council agenda

Plans for development of a treetop training centre in Victoria Point will be considered by Redland City Council at its next general meeting on Wednesday 22 February 2017. The proposal was discussed by Redlands2030 in a post published on 18 March 2016 when the development application was advertised. Treetop training centre planned for Victoria Point […]

Redlands, have your say about the regional plan

The State Government’s draft new regional plan Shaping SEQ is a blueprint for ongoing population growth with little thought given to quality of life, adequacy of infrastructure and environmental impacts. READ, PRINT, change if needed, SIGN and SEND the Ready-Made Submission before midnight on Friday 3 March 2017. Redlands should expect its population to increase by 25% from […]

Labor members question the Party’s policies

People expect which ever party is in power, Labor or LNP,  to manage the economy and ensure that there are jobs for Queenslanders, now and in the future. But if Labor is to seriously consider winning the upcoming state election it also needs to address environmental issues like: Climate change and coal mining Protecting our […]

Protected Area Strategy – rushed consultation

The Palaszczuk Government is consulting on a draft Protected Area Strategy, giving the community about three weeks to read, consider and respond to the draft document by 24 February 2017. Why has the Minister allowed so little time for the community to engage in discussion about this important issue? A Protected Area Strategy deserves better […]

Council responds to Ombudsman’s report

Significant issues such as responding to the Ombudsman’s investigative report were not discussed at the Redland City Council general meeting last week. With a very light agenda, it was no surprise that the meeting was brief – 23 minutes to be exact. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Mayor Cr Wendy Boglary – Mayor Karen […]